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See below for a selection of the latest books from Television category. Presented with a red border are the Television books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Television books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Art and Making of The Stand

The Art and Making of The Stand

Author: Andy Burns Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2021

In an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil, the fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man. In 1979 Stephen King published The Stand, a massive apocalyptic tale that set the standard for all those stories that followed. The book was another King bestseller, leading to the release of The Complete and Uncut version in 1990, a 1994 ABC four-part mini-series and a 31-issue Marvel Comics adaptation in 2009. Now, in 2020, King's opus is being revisited yet again, with a 9-episode series for CBS All Access, bringing the story into the 21st Century. This new version will feature a brand-new coda written specifically for the new series by Stephen King himself.

From Memory to History

From Memory to History

Author: Jim Cullen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

From Memory to History

From Memory to History

Author: Jim Cullen Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2021

I Couldn't Help But Wonder ...

I Couldn't Help But Wonder ...

Author: Emma Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

You're such a Miranda! Few TV shows have permeated the zeitgeist so deeply that their characters become personality archetypes. But Sex and the City did. The HBO hit, based on Candace Bushnell's book of the same name, first aired in 1998. Yes, it's drawn criticism in recent years for its lack of political correctness, but 22 years ago, Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda were pushing the envelope. And that envelope surely needed a push. In this unofficial fan's guide, you can pass the New York Bar Exam with a bit of help from Miranda Hobbes. Get very, very sex positive with Samantha Jones. Hear the latest gossip on the city's art scene with Charlotte York. And learn some innovative places to store your Manolo heels around the house, with advice from Carrie Bradshaw. As well as the absurd fan fiction-y elements above, this book includes Sex and the City season overviews, top episode guides, cast profiles and more.

Star Wars - Galactic Baking

Star Wars - Galactic Baking

Author: Lucasfilm Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2021

Munch your way through Star Wars with this baking cookbook filled with recipes inspired by the films, television series, and more. Featuring recipes that will transport you from Dagobah to Kashyyyk, these pies, cakes, and other treats will immerse you in the Star Wars galaxy. Bakers of all skill levels will be able to enjoy this cookbook, whether you're a Padawan or a Jedi Master. A must-have for your kitchen, this cookbook is bound to delight all Star Wars fans.

Tragedy Plus Time

Tragedy Plus Time

Author: Philip Scepanski Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2021

Following the most solemn moments in recent American history, comedians have tested the limits of how soon is too soon to joke about tragedy. Comics confront the horrifying events and shocking moments that capture national attention and probe the acceptable, or sayable, boundaries of expression that shape our cultural memory. In Tragedy Plus Time, Philip Scepanski examines the role of humor, particularly televised comedy, in constructing and policing group identity and memory in the wake of large-scale events. Tragedy Plus Time is the first comprehensive work to investigate tragedy-driven comedy in the aftermaths of such disasters as the JFK assassination and 9/11, as well as during the administration of Donald Trump. Focusing on the mass publicization of television comedy, Scepanski considers issues of censorship and memory construction with the ways comedians negotiate emotions, politics, war, race, and Islamophobia. Amid the media frenzy and conflicting expressions of grief following a public tragedy, comedians provoke or risk controversy to grapple publicly with national traumas that all Americans are trying to understand for themselves.

Watching Game of Thrones

Watching Game of Thrones

Author: Martin Barker, Clarissa Smith, Feona Attwood, Sarah Ralph Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2021

Game of Thrones was an international sensation, and has been looked at from many different angles. But to date there has been little research into its audiences: who they were, how they engaged with and responded to it. This book presents the findings of a major international research project that garnered more than 10,000 responses to an innovative 'qualiquantitative' questionnaire. Among its findings are: a new way of understanding the place and role of favourite characters in audiences' responses; new insights into the role of fantasy in encouraging thinking about our own world; and an account of two combined emotions - relish and anguish - which structure audiences' reactions to controversial elements in the series. -- .

Time on TV

Time on TV

Author: Lorna (University of Northampton, UK) Jowett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/03/2021

From early examples such as Star Trek and Sapphire and Steel to more contemporary shows including Life on Mars and The Vampire Diaries, time has frequently been used as a device to allow programme makers to experiment stylistically and challenge established ways of thinking. Time on TV provides a range of exciting, accessible, yet intellectually rigorous essays that consider the many and varied ways in which telefantasy shows have explored this subject, providing the reader with a greater understanding of the importance of time to the success of genre on the small screen.

Supernatural - Tarot Deck and Guidebook

Supernatural - Tarot Deck and Guidebook

Author: Minerva Siegel Format: Novelty book Release Date: 16/03/2021

The long-running television series Supernatural is now an illustrated tarot deck! Featuring original artwork inspired by classic tarot iconography, the 78-card deck includes all your favorite characters from Sam and Dean to Bobby Singer to Castiel to Crowley. The deck also comes with a helpful guidebook explaining the meaning of each card as well as a few simple spreads for easy readings. It's the perfect gift for Supernatural fans and tarot enthusiasts alike!

Good God, Lemon!

Good God, Lemon!

Author: Amy Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

It's been over seven years the show since ended, but thanks to stellar writing (helmed by Tina Fey), incredible casting, and sheer quote-ability has meant that we're all still in love with 30 Rock. The sides-splitting sitcom is also an exploration of work-life balances, friendships, and love. This unofficial fan's guide celebrates the 30 Rock legacy, and is tailored to all you crab catchers out there. (The superfans.) Complete Liz Lemon's 'Can I Have It All' flow chart. Use Jack Donaghy's patented method to rise from mail room worker to CEO of any company. Unwindulax and watch The Rural Juror with Jenna Maroney, and revel in Tracy Jordan's EGOT status. Get initiated into the NBC Page Program by Kenneth Parcell, and see how not to write comedy with the help of Lutz. Learn tips and tricks from Devon Banks to help get your newborn baby into an elite private preschool. As well as the absurd fan fiction-y elements above, this book includes 30 Rock season overviews, top episode guides, cast profiles and more.

The Sopranos Sessions

The Sopranos Sessions

Author: Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

On January 10, 1999, a mobster walked into a psychiatrist's office and changed TV history. By shattering preconceptions about the kinds of stories the medium should tell, The Sopranos launched our current age of prestige television, paving the way for such giants as Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones. As TV critics for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, New Jersey's The Star-Ledger, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz were among the first to write about the series before it became a cultural phenomenon. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show's debut, Sepinwall and Seitz have reunited to produce The Sopranos Sessions, a collection of recaps, conversations, and critical essays covering every episode. Featuring a series of new long-form interviews with series creator David Chase, as well as selections from the authors' archival writing on the series, The Sopranos Sessions explores the show's artistry, themes, and legacy, examining its portrayal of Italian Americans, its graphic depictions of violence, and its deep connections to other cinematic and television classics.

Firefly - Artbook

Firefly - Artbook

Author: Titan Books Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2021

A collection of stunning brand-new exclusive original art celebrating the TV series Firefly. An original glossy coffee table book bursting with brand new and exclusive art. The book includes over 120 pieces by professional artists, illustrators, concept artists, comics artists and graphic designers. The featured artists include Joe Corroney, Rian Hughes, John J Hill, Sandra Kamenz, Angel Onofre, Stephen Sampson (The Dark Inker), Liza Shumskaya, and Angel Trancon. From character portraits, faux book covers and poster concepts, to iconic scenes, wanted posters and renderings of Serenity, each artist puts their own stamp on the Firefly universe.